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Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
registered to the gunman's mother. we'll have more on the investigation with clint va van zandt right after this. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> an unthinkable tragedy. a random, mass shooting that killed 20 kids and six adults at an elementary school. nobody would imagine a kindergarten classroom could be the scene of such terror, such tragedy. here's what we know. nbc news is now identifying the gunman as 20-year-old adam lanza, who lived in newtown, connecticut area. shots were heard at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut around 9:30 this morning. lanza was reportedly armed with two handguns, dressed in dark clothing, a mask and a vest. 20 young children and six adults were killed before turning a gun on himself. the investigation is unfolding rapidly at this hour. joining me now is clint va van zandt, a former f.b.i. profiler and an nbc news analyst. clint, thanks for being here tonight. >> good to be with you, al. >> what are officials doing right now to tr
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 8:00am PST
they are adults or are children. clint van zandt has been watching this situation with us. clint, when i look at these pictures, and just a second ago, we're listening to a very young girl speak and trying to describe what she saw. was there blood, how many shots did she hear? we often associate high security areas with high schools. but we're talking about an elementary school, we're talking about 5 to 10-year-olds, we have seen metal detectors in high risk high schools. but are there elementary schools that are equipped to handle this sort of situation? >> i will tell you the answer is normally no, richard. as you suggest, the higher level of security we see is usually at the higher grades where you have a police officer, a deputy sheriff in some situations stationed there. otherwise, metal detectors. but in this case, when you're dealing with kindergarten through second, third or fourth grade, we don't -- we try never to associate any act of violence with something like this. now, listening to the local affilia affiliates, the local reporters talking, suggesting that the principal may have
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm PST
pete williams in washington. we have clint van zandt, former fbi profiler and nbc analyst with me in the studio. nbc white house correspondent kris welker is with us. we also have larry johnson, the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague chris jansing. chris, i know you have aride on the site in newtown, connecticut. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, there was just a briefing by officials here, and it is obviously the most devastating of news. as they describe it, this has been a scene of absolute horror. in fact, they have moved the press away from the school here to a community area, and the parents are still gathering at the nearby fire station. the problem is the scene itself, which will be an active crime scene, chris, for at least until sunday because the scene is described as so horrific that the identification process is very difficult. what we do know, of course, is what we've been reporting for most of the last couple of hours, which is that 26 people were shot in
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 2:00am PST
franzen on the scene, and clint van zandt profiler and msnbc analyst, and psychologist jeff grandier, and caroline mccarthy who entered politics after her husband was killed in a multiple shooting on a suburban commuter train, and we have the head of the national association of school safety and also we will go to my colleague michelle franzen. thank you for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris. we are here in the knnewtown ar of connecticut miles from sandy hook, connecticut, where the tragic shooting took place today. right now, hundreds of resident s are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil to for those lives of young people who were shot today. they are holding a prayer vigil to comfort the families who were told that they had lost their loved ones in this town. it is a small new england town in area, and very rural area in the central part of connecticut here. the school certainly k-4 as we mentioned, we don't have identifycations tor age-- of th schoolchildren or the names being released, but we are told that the investigators are processing the scene now an
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
. moving in now, analyst and fbi profiler clint van zandt. let's start with the note found in his home. no hint of a motive and he did write in part "i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best -- killing people." what can we glean from that note? >> we know a number of things, for example, over 30 years ago, he used a hammer and beat his grandmother to death with a hammer. served about 17 years in prison and came out and lived in a house with his mother and older sister. he and his sister didn't get along. he loved his mother and had nothing to do with his older sister. his mother died and there was a conflict as to who is going to get the house. his sister's body was found and she is dead. this may well be a significant mental health issue. one that went into killing his sister because he didn't want her to get the house and then acting out in this way and maybe, just maybe because of the other terrible shootings we have seen this month. this is how he modelled his behavior. this is the way he wanted to go. >> we know he
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 9:00am PST
clint van zandt. clint, give us your read, your assessment, on this situation? >> well, we know that the shooter is dead. we don't know whether that is by law enforcement action when the first responding officers went in and confronted him or whether, as we saw in the portland, oregon, mall shooting this past week, whether the shooter actually shot himself committing suicide. we know that at least two handguns were found. you know, that takes us back to april 2007 when the shooter at virginia tech, in that case, who killed 32 and wounded 15, also had two handguns. what it does suggest, though, is that this individual went in there with carrying two handguns and perhaps other ammunition. he went in there apparently to confront someone. we're told that confrontation took place in the office of the school and may have spilled out from there. we're still trying to understand the number of victims and the level of injury. >> clint, you know, when we talk about these shootings, first off, they are mentioning that it's happening with a frequency that is absolutely horrifying in temz of
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
in nbc news analy analyst clint van zandt. what kind of monster targets 20 children in a classroom? >> well, you know, that's an interesting term. we're going to find out in the near future what drove this man, whether he was 20 or 24 years old, what was going on. we're going to find out that there were events in his life, whether as your last guest suggested that this was an individual who was depressed, perhaps clinically depressed. there's going to be anger, frustration, rage, but realize that this is someone who allegedly killed his own mother. if you're capable of committing that horrific act, the next most horrific act may be right alongside of it is to take the life of innocent children. this shooter today violated every taboo that we know of almost in mankind as far as a murderous act. he's done it today. my fear when we deal with someone like this, just like when nbc had to deal with cho, the shooter at virginia tech in 2007 and make a decision whether to run the videos that the shooter had sent to nbc prior to him taking those actions, do we give too much attention. right
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
. we've got michelle franzen on the scene, clint van zandt, psychologist jeff gardeer. we have nbc white house correspondent chris tin welker. we've got larry johnson, the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials and james johnson, baltimore county police chief. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague, michelle franzen. michelle, thank you for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris, we're here in the newtown area of connecticut, just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the shooting, tragic shooting, took place earlier today. at this hour, hundreds of rez dents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil. holding a prayer for those who have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kind eergarten and four grade where those student were shot today. they're holding a prayer vigil and trying to comfort the families that they were told lost their loved ones in this town. it's a small new england town in this area. a very rural area in the central part of connecticut he
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
at this point in time. >> clint van zandt, what do you think is the appropriate national debate right now on gun safety, gun control? >> well, i think there's a number of issues going on here. i agree with the chief. there needs to be background investigations done. we need to find people with mental health conditions that should preclude them from owning weapons. but again, we may well find out today, chris, that we know the two weapons, the two handguns used were actually owned by the shooter's mother. we know that earlier this week the shooter at the mall stole the weapon from a friend of his, that ar-15 that he used. so simply stopping the wrong people from buying a gun, that's not enough. we've got to do a lot of other things on the mental health issue as well as conflict resolution to make this whole package. >> and my colleague chris jansing is up there. chris, thank you for joining us, staying with us tonight in newtown. how is the feeling right there as we go to break right now? >> reporter: indescribable. i do think that the governor expressed what a lot of people are feeling, that evi
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 11:00am PST
friend. chris jansing in newtown, connecticut. thank you so much. nbc news analyst clint van zandt, thank you for your perspective. health both be back with us throughout the afternoon. after something like this, what do you say? we are going to talk to a child psychologist about how to talk to your child about this tragedy. you ever notice that some people just have a knack for giving the perfect gift? they put real thought into it. and find just... the right...thing. how do they do that? more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. pick up a ridgid jobmax multi-tool starter kit and get a free head attachment. c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announcer ] learn m
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
and clint van zandt, msnbc news analyst and former fbi profiler. thanks for being with us. i'm sure you heard the news conference and the weaponry that was heard. >> sure sghu heard about the number of magazines involved, the number of bullets that he had on him, the number of bullets that the shooter had left. based on that information, what more can we glean, if anything, about the shooter and perhaps his intentions? >> well, it sounds like this shooter had more ammunition than almost anybody we've heard in recent history, and realize, again, so far this year we have had 13 mass shootings in this country, in multiple mass murders. this is such a multi-dimensional problem. you, like me, i'm getting e-mails from your listeners, people watching, but everybody has their own issue. it's assault rifles. it's high capacity magazines and mental health issues. it's conflict resolution skills, it's identifying persons in need. i got an e-mail from somebody in a town i lived in who said they had just been to a gun show, and he said there were more people at this gun show than they have ever seen
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 1:00pm PST
little bit later. clint van zandt standing by, former fbi profiler, nbc news contributor. clint, you heard the information there, you heard the news conference, you were taking it all in, like all of us. based on what you heard there, what, if anything, what more have we been able to clean about this shooter? >> well, quite a bit. we continue to clear up this confusion, almost the equivalent of the fog of war that has existed for the past day and a half. we're now told that there is no formal report of any altercation that took place between the shooter and the three or four staff members or teachers that some reports said took place on thursday. we now know, officially, that there's no known connection between the mother in the school, although we labored under the impression all day yesterday that she was a kindergarten teacher. somehow, erroneous information passed on to us. we know from the medical examiner, who personally conduct ed seven of the autopsies, realizing there's many more victims, seven of the autopsies, all which he indicated were first graders, and that each o
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
. clint van zandt is a former fbi profiler and joins me right now. clint you have some new details about what we learned through this press conference? >> well, i think a number of things, thomas. as you just shared, we know the number of dead and wounded now, unfortunately. we also know in any type of large traumatic situations like this, the phone lines, cell phone lines go down very quickly. and i think one of the things you learn from a situation like that is that if you're involved, if you're near that and you can't get a phone call out, immediately try to text anyone you want to contact. you can normally get through if you use your phone for texting purposes, even though it won't function as a cell phone. now, we know the likelihood that police had to respond to an active shooter. as one of your previous guests indicated, this is something we learned after columbine high school that shooting there. there was a time when law enforcement would show up at the scene of an active shooter. they would wait the 15, 30, 45 minutes until s.w.a.t. might get on the scene. they would get geared
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
and nbc analyst clint van zandt. thank you for your time. people are talking about this online. i can't stop a person from having a thought on this. first off, you see this argument escalate to the point that this individual pushing this man into the line of fire in front of this train. is it likely these were two strangers arguing here? >> i think that's exactly what we have. you know, the new york city subway system, 5 million people a day, 1.5 billion people a year travel on this. i think we had these two comets that crossed in space, and unfortunately at this point collided resulting in the death of this one man. >> and clint, i'm just being told actually as we speak that the new york police department announced they have made an arrest in this case. the suspect is in custody right now. someone in connection with this has been picked up here. so, again, police have confirmed that someone is in custody in connection with this subway shoving incident. not confirmed where the person was picked up. a lot of this was caught on videotape. there was even a professional photographer who w
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
for information, and they need it from someone on the phone to help them. >> clint van zandt, former fbi profiler. thank you for joining me. we've been covering the breaking news that shots were fired at the clackamas town center mall near portland, oregon, earlier today. roughly about 3:30 in the afternoon pacific time. at this time we have confirmation that three people are dead, including the gunman. one person is wounded. witnesses say the gunman worked with a semiautomatic rifle. the rachel maddow show picks up after this. >>> good evening. i'm ezra klein. rachel maddow has the night off. we begin tonight with an update on the breaking news in the pacific northwest, the terrifying scene that unfolded earlier tonight at a shopping mall in portland, oregon. a gunman with what witnesses describe as a rifle opening fire on holiday shoppers. two people were killed. the shooter also killed, and one person has been seriously injured according to the sheriff's department. an eyewitness who had been browsing the watch counter inside macy's described the scene to our portland, oregon affiliate kgw tv.
MSNBC
Dec 14, 2012 11:00am PST
you're telling us about the shooter? clint van zandt, are you there? >> yes, i am. we have two pistols. earlier reported .9 millimeter semiautomatic pistols, a glock and an sig sauer. they're the most popular weapons. law enforcement, local police, fbi, people who like to be around guns, they're easily available and most of the weapons have at least a 15-round magazine and one in the chamber so realize that the individual with two handguns had at at least a 30-round capability and we have heard reports of 50, 60 rounds or more that were fired that would suggest this man may well and likely would have had to have reloaded perhaps multiple times as he continued to shoot the innocent life that ran before him and then it's overwhelming to think that someone could have that capability. number one, to shoot anybody. but number two, to harm a child, this 24-year-old, we can only imagine how twisted, how turned and how dark his mind must have been to allow him to do what he did today. >> clint, do stand by for us. i want to come back to you and recap for the viewers just joining us. a short ti
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
in there and get at those adults and those little children. >> thank you so much. >>> i want to bring in clint van zandt, nbc news analyst, former fbi profiler. welcome back. we just heard from jonathan dienst there. clearly this is a man who had been planning this mass shooting. he had been organizing and he was wearing a vest and had a number of guns. and he was wearing all black, wearing what has, unfortunately, become the uniform of mass killers in this country. what can we make of all of the planning and preparation? >> you know, there's such a dichotomy in this case. such contradictions. we are told first that the mother is a nice lady, early to mid 50s. maybe a school teacher. she likes to play dice games. she works in her garden. next thing we hear, she thinks the world is going to end. economic collapse. she's stocking up guns and ammunition. weapons that apparently her son used to kill her. then as far as the shooter, some people tell us well, he is a nice guy. he was a little strange but, you know, we kind of liked him. he kept to himself. have you relatives and friends step up and say
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